MMDA Suspends The Number Coding Scheme Today
MMDA – Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA officially announced the suspension of the number coding scheme today (April 23, 2019).
Note: This is applicable for all Public Utility Vehicles or PUVs “only”.
MMDA have already set schedules for the suspension of the number coding scheme. Suspension of the number coding scheme could also be declared during holidays, like the recent Holy Week.
Today’s suspension, based on the Facebook post of UNTV News and rescue,
is announced with intentions to assist the commuters in public vehicles that are affected by the temporary closure of the MRT and LRT lines.
The number coding scheme is not implemented during weekends and is lifted usually during special or national holidays. The suspension can be stretched depending on the necessity.
The Number Coding Scheme or Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program is scheme devised to regulate the volume of vehicles in Metro Manila’s main roads to effectively manage traffic, especially during peak hours.
The original scheme took effect in 2003 with these conditions:
- 1. Private and Public Utility Vehicles – from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
- 2. Window Hours for Private Vehicles – from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
- 3. Exempted from the UVVRP – Provincial buses, shuttle buses, school buses and motorcycle units.
- 4. Makati City and the Municipality of San Juan will implement UVVRP (Number Coding) from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. without window hours for private vehicles.
Note: Rules may already have changed.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.